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Top 5 holiday homes near Alton Towers, Staffordshire, UK

Searching for the perfect accommodation? Take a look at these gems and book your dream stay

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Roller coaster at Alton Towers

When visiting Staffordshire, UK, Alton Towers has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.

Where to stay near Alton Towers, Staffordshire

Here is our pick of the top 5 holiday homes. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.

Dracup's Railway Cottage

Dracup's Railway Cottage, Plum Guide home in Shropshire, UK

Dracup's Railway Cottage, Plum Guide home in Shropshire, UK

Click to book Dracup's Railway Cottage now: from £500 per night This former railwayman’s cottage was turned into a masterpiece by artist Antony Dracup, who lived here between 1980 and 2000, and has been lovingly restored by the current owners. Stepping into the living room is a trip back to the 1940s where an art nouveau light illuminates the refurbished sofa bed and vintage wall art. Through the ‘Station Master’ door, you’ll find a Great Western Railway inspired kitchen with a handcrafted table and benches beneath a skylight, so it feels as though you’re dining outside. We love the ‘Knight’s Cavern’ – a catacombed room hewn into the rock, now adorned with medieval paraphernalia and providing additional dining space at the solid wood table. Upstairs is the second big surprise – the ‘Art Room’ where Dracup’s mural of Bridgnorth and the surrounding area covers the walls and a single swivel chair lets you admire every inch of it. The bedroom, with its raw wood bed, wouldn’t look out of place in Lord of the Rings and even the bathroom has quirky features – an imitation 1920s boiler, exposed pipes and subway tiles. This cottage is certainly one of a kind. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Boiling Kettle

Boiling Kettle, Plum Guide home in Ashbourne

Boiling Kettle, Plum Guide home in Ashbourne

Click to book Boiling Kettle now: from £150 per night With a sloping garden overlooking the rolling hills of the Peak District, this home is ideal for those craving a quiet countryside retreat. This characterful cottage has a smart redbrick exterior with charming climbing roses creeping around the railings and windowsill. Quintessentially British, this home retains its old-world character, with charmingly uneven wooden floors and original oak beams. Its interiors are elegant, combining Scandinavian minimalism with countryside chic. Heat up the kettle on the hob, or just celebrate life with a glass of bubbly served the drinks trolley. The sitting room and kitchen overlook the picturesque Alsop Dale, so there’s plenty of opportunities to take in some fresh country air. Walk a scenic route starting from your front door or just dine alfresco in your spacious garden. If you want to pick up some fine cheese, meats or wine for lunch, head to the charming nearby market town Ashbourne The sitting room and kitchen overlook the picturesque Alsop Dale, where we can recommend Bramhalls' Deli. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

The Toadstool

The Toadstool, Plum Guide home in Staffordshire, UK

The Toadstool, Plum Guide home in Staffordshire, UK

Click to book The Toadstool now: from £200 per night This home is the best of both worlds – a traditional cottage fully equipped with modern appliances. With both an outdoor BBQ grill and a real working fireplace inside, it’s an ideal rural retreat in any season. The only noise disturbance is from birdsong, and maybe the odd tractor. The expansive garden rolls into beautiful countryside, and days here are best spent walking across the fields and down the canal for a pub lunch. There are local attractions aplenty, with the Lichfield Cathedral, Garrick Theatre, and Kings Bromley Marina all a short drive away. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Ramble On

Ramble On, Plum Guide home in Derbyshire, UK

Ramble On, Plum Guide home in Derbyshire, UK

Click to book Ramble On now: from £110 per night If a taste of rural English life is what you crave, this brick barn retreat smack-dab in the rolling countryside more than fits the bill. While we adore the calm and cosy interior, the tranquil location is what really shines here. Though host Gaynor lives on-site, it's utterly peaceful. The view took our breath away, and every inch of this home has been designed with it in mind – whether you're lounging on the cosy sofa with the French doors wide open or washing up in the kitchen, you can admire the idyllic Staffordshire scenery. Begin your morning with a cup of tea on the terrace – Gaynor leaves milk and biscuits for you to snack on – then don your walking shoes and head out for a ramble on one of the many walking paths in the area. After a day in the fresh air, reward yourself with a pint and hearty meal from the pub down the road, or if you're in the mood to cook, rustle up dinner in the modern kitchen. For a change of pace, Lichfield's charming array of shops, cafes and restaurants is just twenty minutes away, while adrenaline junkies will love Alton Towers, only a thirty-five-minute drive. No matter what you get up to, we recommend finishing off the evening with a glass of wine out in the garden, soaking up the last of the day's sunshine. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Jewellery Box

Jewellery Box, Plum Guide home in West Midlands

Jewellery Box, Plum Guide home in West Midlands

Click to book Jewellery Box now: from £180 per night An ode to its past, this converted warehouse near the heart of Birmingham's trendy Jewellery Quarter rocked the industrial look long before it was fashionable. Set over three floors, bare brick walls, high ceilings, incredible windows and chesterfield sofas make a real statement. The home comes with all the modern comforts you need for a relaxing stay, with everything from a big wall-mounted TV and bookshelves, to comfy beds and houseplants. The sleek white kitchen comes with high spec appliances so you can dish up a delicious dinner if you’re spending the evening in. Though it's worth mentioning you’ll be within walking distance of Sherborne Wharf, lined with high-end restaurants and fabulous bars. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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